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heinous

n. bad; bad-looking; horrible, as in heinous crime. (A standard English word, used in a slangy context.) Where on earth did you get hat heinous outfit?
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He said that the systematic attacks being waged by Houthi militias on unarmed residents of the cities, topped in Aden and Taiz, are heinous crimes against humanity and incompatible with the principles of the Islamic religion and prohibited by international laws, condemning the unjust siege imposed on the city of Aden.
Arshad Jatt said that officers of Livestock Department with the help of district governments have evolved a comprehensive strategy for eliminating this heinous business on permanent basis and those selling unhygienic meat will not escape punishment.
The council said that such a heinous crime is rejected by all divine religions and human values.
He expressed Bahrain's solidarity with the Tunisian people in confronting all forms of terrorism, saying that this heinous scourge is renounced by the tolerant Islamic values that advocate justice, fraternity, tolerance and co-existence.
Gen Sidqi Sobhi in which he denounced the heinous and extremist assault which, he said, has nothing to do with value and religion of the people of Egypt.
The amended bill has the provisions that juvenile convicted for heinous crimes may face a jail term but will not be awarded life sentence or death penalty.
DESPERATE effort by the December 16 gang rape victim's parents to get the juvenile convict re- tried in a regular court failed after the Supreme Court on Friday expressed helplessness in the matter, saying the legislature had fixed the age of juvenility and those under 18 committing heinous offences cannot be singled out for harsh sentences under the Juvenile Justice Act.
Israel is automatically held the complete responsibility for this heinous crime and was subjected several times and in several areas to failed assassination attempts.
Summary: Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister, has condemned the heinous crime which claimed the life of a British soldier in London.
Those favoring capital punishment say it is in the Bible; it is a just reward for those who commit heinous crimes; and, besides, it is cheaper to execute someone for a serious crime than to support him for the rest of their life.
The council expressed "deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the victims of these heinous acts and their families and to the people and governments of Algeria and those countries whose nationals have been affected.
Syrian Observatory for the Victims of Violence condemns massacre of al-Houla in Homs The Syrian Observatory for the Victims of Violence and terrorism condemned the heinous massacre perpetrated by armed groups at al-Houla in Homs countryside which claimed the lives of scores of civilians, among them children and women.
After committing the heinous crime, the two misled the transport supervisor and cab owner on the whereabouts of Jyotikumari," Nikam told the court,